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EP 1004962 A2 2000-05-31 - Mechanism by which devices on unforseen platform variants may be supported without re-release of core platform kernel software

Title (en)

Mechanism by which devices on unforseen platform variants may be supported without re-release of core platform kernel software

Title (de)

Mechanismus durch welches Geräte auf nicht vorhergesagten Plattformvarianten unterstützt werden können ohne Wiederausgabe des Kernplattformkernelprogramms

Title (fr)

Mécanisme par laquelle des dispositifs aux variantes de plateformes non prévues peuvent être appuyés sans republication du logiciel noyau de la plateforme noyau

Publication

EP 1004962 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99122414 A

Priority

US 19319998 A

Abstract (en)

The present invention provides a means to support new and modified platforms without the need to modify the system software kernel. The invention uses an approach referred to as Platform Service Agents (PSAs). The PSA works with the bus manager of the system software for that platform variant and modifies the system resources as needed. The PSA isolates specifics of the platform, so that the bus manager need not be modified. Because the PSAs themselves are outside of the kernel, are downloadable, and easily created for platform variants, new platforms can be supported without modification or re-release of the system software kernel. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 9/455

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/06 (2006.01); G06F 9/445 (2006.01); G06F 9/455 (2006.01); G06F 9/54 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/45537 (2013.01); G06F 9/4411 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1004962 A2 20000531; EP 1004962 A3 20040407; JP 2000200192 A 20000718; US 6618767 B1 20030909

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